The ELLE SA September 2010 issue. Less than exciting.
To get back to the point, RJ Cutler should be on the list of fashion’s most powerful because following the release of his film it seems he has resuscitated the excitement that comes with the month of September. A Financial Times article by Vanessa Friedman explains how this trend seems to be taking hold, at least in the northern hemisphere. Down here in South Africa I’m surprised that magazines are yet to realise the power of September. Methinks it should be all that more exciting because September is when we go into the sunny seasons yet the fashion spreads (well, at least ELLE’s because Marie Claire ain’t in stores yet, I have looked and looked) are not all that different from any other month. What I know for sure, though- excuse me if I sound like Oprah- is that fashion lovers place much value on The September Issue and it wouldn’t hurt for fashion editors to play along. It’s not even a guessing game; ad revenue will mos def increase over the years if only one month was a time to look forward to when you head for the book store to stock up on your monthly fashion reads.